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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Alex » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:20 am

Cheese on rice, Cosmic Star Heroine is finally coming out soon? Hot damn!

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Thad » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:16 pm

Oh hey, I've been waiting for Freedom Planet to go on sale, and it's currently $3.74 on GOG.

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Brentai » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:31 pm

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is free. You guys wanted a multiplayer game to invade...

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Brentai » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:31 pm

Saints Row 2 free on Gog. Worth playing if you haven't.

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Thad » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:35 pm

Fantasy General is also free on GOG but you need a coupon code:
https://www.gog.com/redeem/FB200KGIVEAWAY

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Mothra » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:19 am

Free Witcher 1 on GoG.

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Thad » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:08 pm

I really like the first one, but it's generally regarded as the weakest of the three. It's built in the Aurora (Neverwinter Nights) engine, combat is timing-based (click the mouse three times with precise timing to do maximum damage), equipment management is minimalist (want a new sword? You're going to have to drop the one you've got and leave it behind), your moral decisions have relatively little impact on gameplay, and it's the one with the goofy-ass sex card collection mechanic. It's not very important in setting up the plot of the sequels.

That said, I think it's a great game, and I've played it through to completion twice. It's free; you should get it and play it.

(Though it appears that, for the moment, you can only get it if you already have an account at Ars Technica; their server was getting hammered with new registrations, so they've shut them down temporarily. If you miss it this time, just wait a few weeks; GOG puts it on sale for a buck or two pretty much all the time.)

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Thad » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:14 pm

The latest update indicates that you should be able to sign up for a new Ars account again now and get your free game. Worth a shot.

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby zaratustra » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:55 am

YOU WILL NEVER GUESS WHAT COMPANY HAS A CLASSICS COLLECTION FOR SALE ON STEAM

http://store.steampowered.com/app/624550/

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Thad » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:12 am

Oh yeah, they did a Kickstarter and everything.

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby TA » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:18 pm

Wonder what emulator they ripped off.
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Re: Hot game deals

Postby Thad » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:37 am

According to Wikipedia they used vNES on their website; I wouldn't be surprised if they used the same thing on the plug-in console. I can't find a license for vNES offhand but I'm seeing a couple references saying it was open-source. Under most licenses, that means they'd be clear to sell it with proprietary ROMs, and even under the GPL I don't think they'd have to release the source if they didn't make any modifications to it.

Harder to tell on the Steam ones. The Zelda knockoff has a border around it that makes me suspect it's a port rather than emulated, whereas the Noah's Ark game looks like an emulator with a shitty filter over it (and stretched on top of that). I'm inclined to think Exodus is a port rather than an emulator (the graphics aren't stretched to fit the aspect ratio, and the start screen says "press SPACE" rather than Start or some other game controller button). Hard to tell on the last one; it looks stretched but not filtered.

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Re: Hot game deals

Postby zaratustra » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:43 am

TA wrote:Wonder what emulator they ripped off.


I wondered the same thing! It's DosBox.

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